Apple revamped a lot of things in its iOS 12 update that was released earlier this month and one of the features concerning the control centre was carried on from iOS 11 update that changed how the WiFi and Bluetooth toggle switches work.
So, even now if you toggle the Bluetooth or WiFi off from the iOS control centre, they do not switch off completely.
But why does this happen?
Well, the WiFI and Bluetooth transmitters cannot be disabled directly from the control centre so that they’re able to maintain support for background services such as AirDrop, AirPlay, geolocation services and Apple Watch.
This feature can be especially troublesome for those who don’t use an Apple Watch or Airdrop service and want to get more screen time on a single charge by switching off non-essential functions of the phone.
So, if you think toggling the switch off from the control centre has really switched off your Bluetooth or WiFi, you’re wrong.
How to turn off Bluetooth or WiFi on iOS 12?
When you toggle off your Bluetooth or WiFi, it changes from a dark blue icon to a white icon. This means that the Bluetooth has been disabled partially but not turned off completely.
Shutting down the functionality of the Bluetooth and WiFi completely on your iPhone running on iOS 12 isn’t tricky at all but rather a bit old school.
You’ll need to access the Settings of your iPhone, scroll down to either Bluetooth or WiFi, tap on it and toggle the button off.
Once the Bluetooth or WiFi has been turned off from via the Settings, you’ll see that its icon on the control centre is dim and has been crossed off (as shown here). This means that the Bluetooth or WiFi on your iPhone has been turned off completely.
Turning off the Bluetooth from the control centre will disable it for other services for 24 hours except for AirDrop, AirPlay, location and Apple Watch, and turning off WiFi from there will disable it for 24 hours.
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